That doesn't say anything about tank requirements, but it does mention what I said about disease. Seriously, I'm just saying, people already are mislead about goldfish, with the whole "fish in a bowl" concept. So it's better not to throw info out to people that's not entirely accurate.
Hey people if you want nice fish that also do that just get feeder fish. Get a few small ones it is usually cheaper and they are perfect tank-mates for other fish unless you have predatory fish also they live long. I have had mine for 6 years so far.
They are only perfect tank mates for other goldfish, and I should note they need a tank of at least 36 gallons just for themselves, because they get up to 12". You should always quarantine them before putting them with other goldfish - because they often have diseases because they are in cramped spaces with many other fish that aren't well taken care of.
When they are in those conditions they get real hardy over time. But mine live in a pond (50 gallon tank and only 4 fish) (they were supposed to be for my turtle) and they eat almost anything that goes in the water except the guppies and mollies
Haha, thanks! Hmmm, I well, not really. I hand feed them though (of course only when I know there's nothing bad on my hands for them). So they really like to come up to my hands and they go crazy whenever I go near their tank!
Yeah, I had that same problem. And they weren't small fish either and they kept on really getting in the way, enough so that I had to move them to a separate container. Sorry guys, but they're stronger than they look. And scrubbing the algae off, least favorite chore! Bleergh. But they are cute. I think one of my relatives trained her fish to respond to her voice.
T.T I used to. My last two fishes passed away a year or so back.
Aww, that's cool! I don't know if I could train mine to respond to my voice cause they start dancing as soon as they even SEE me hahaha. I'm so glad I never have to clean algae, I think the trick is getting good lights and keeping the tank out of the sun, cause I never have to clean that stuff. It grows a bit on one decoration I have but I just let it grow there cause it's on a tree stump decoration, and it suits it.
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that! What kind of fish were they and what kind did you have?
I only have 2 fantail goldfishes! I'd love to get more tanks and more fishies when I move to a more permanent place, but for right now it's just the two on a 10 gallon tank. But I'm getting them a 46 gallon on Saturday! I'm pretty excited. I'd love to get a third fish but then I'd need a 54 gallon and I can't afford it right now.
XD D'awww. Well, can you blame them? XD Fish are cute that way. It's always "OMG glad to see you!" They respond to just you, or anyone? Aych, lucky duck! Worst thing is when the algae clogs the filter and everyone's like "...ohsheet."
Well, one that might or might now have been a Ryukin, a red-cap Oranda, a fantail like you have, and one of completely indeterminate breed that in hindsight might have been a carp. XD The Oranda (Raspberry) and the carp-goldfish-fellow (Summer) were great friends. When Raspberry died Summer stopped eating. It was very sad.
Ouch! XD Yeah, 10's a bit small- wow, a 46 gallon?! That's a big tank! I'm sure they'll be quite pleased. XD But yeah, big tanks get expensive. D:
Hehe, yes! I love how they greet. I'm not sure if they do it to other people, cause I'm always there when it happens. I'll have to ask my roommate! Yeah, sometimes I get a bit of algae growing where it feeds the water out, but I always rub it off and then the fish eat it hahaha. They actually kinda pick it off the stump too, it's cute. They're always doing something.
Ooh Ryukins are cool. I wanted to get Ryukins originally but I heard they can get up to a foot long, so I stuck with little fantails, cause I don't have enough money to support a tank for ryukins! Aww, that's really sad. See, who says animals don't love? I hate when people assume animals don't have emotions and stuff. We had a cat who did that once when our other cat died. We had two cats who were best friends and one one went missing, the other just stopped eating until he died.
Yeah, it is small. I want to get some small fishies for the 10 gallon (guppies or something) and make it a really pretty planted tank. But it's probably not a good idea right now, just because this isn't a permanent place for me and I wouldn't like to have too many fish to move. I actually found this 46 gallon on Craig's List listed for 245, it's beautiful! It comes with plants, decorations, a filter, a submersible heater (which I don't need, but it'll help me with cycling I think), a gravel siphon, and a really nice wooden stand. I contacted the seller to see if he'd let it go for any cheaper and he is going to give it to me for 175, which I think is a pretty damn good deal! It's a really nice bowfront, so that's cool too.
Oh man! That's so sad. I always make sure to wash my hands really thoroughly with just water before I put my fingers in their tank for any reason. But I don't usually do it often unless I'm soaking their flakes.